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LAS VEGAS (KXNT) – A Clark County School District truancy officer faces several charges after he allegedly entered a student’s home illegally and choking a 16-year-old student, the district reported.

Scott Weissinger was arrested this week in connection with the incident that happened at the student’s home Oct. 18, a district statement reported.

According to investigators, Weissinger, 56, was working for the district when he entered the house of a student and committed the alleged crimes. He was booked into the Clark County Detention Center and accused of felony counts of battery by strangulation and burglary as well as a misdemeanor charge of child abuse or endangerment.

School police Capt. Ken Young said in a video news release that the incident happened while Weissinger was at the male student’s residence following up on reports that the teen missed school. Young said the student was not seriously injured.

Weissinger has been a district employee since 1991. Once released from custody, Weissinger was expected to be suspended from the district without pay pending the results of the investigation.


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